7 Ways to Show Your Love for the Blue Ridge Parkway

Photo by Vicki Dameron
February 10, 2017

There are places you visit just once, and then there is the Blue Ridge Parkway. It’s a destination that keeps you coming back time and time again to relive remarkable experiences and discover new adventures. You can help ensure the Parkway remains the place we all love with these easy and meaningful ways to give back.

Donate: Your gift to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation helps protect the trails, wildlife, natural habitats, historic sites, and cultural heritage that make the Parkway America’s Favorite Journey™. Whether you give once a month or once a year, your contribution makes a lasting impact. You can feel good knowing that 98 cents for every dollar given goes directly to Parkway projects and programs! Give today

Volunteer: An investment of your time is a fantastic way to support the Parkway. Whether you want to clear a trail, assist concert-goers at the Blue Ridge Music Center, or serve as an ambassador at community events, the Parkway needs you. Sign up

Make the Parkway Your Legacy: By including the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation in your estate planning, whether through your will, an endowment, or a gift of stock or real estate, you can ensure the Parkway is safeguarded for generations to come.
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Honor a Loved One: Make a gift in honor or memory of a loved one who also shares a special appreciation for the Parkway. Their name will appear in our annual report. Give today

Champion a Project: We work closely with the National Park Service to identify critical needs along the 469-mile route. You can select an initiative from our list that holds a special meaning for you and become a project champion. Simply tell your friends and loved ones about the project and encourage them to give to see it come to fruition. 
See our initiatives

Get the PlateYou can take a piece of the Blue Ridge Parkway with you everywhere you go by purchasing a North Carolina specialty license plate for your car or motorcycle. For each new or renewed specialty plate, $20 goes to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation to protect and enhance the scenic route. Plus, the plate looks great on your vehicle. Order a plate

Join the Party: You’re invited to our fund-raising events throughout the year, including The Denim Ball, a gala to support Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. See our calendar